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Someone must have spiked Valve's water cooler with energy drinks, which would explain how it made quick work of finalizing its Steam Mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Valve launched its mobile Steam application as a closed beta last week, and now just five days later, it's been polished and made available to download for gamers around the globe. If you're a fan of Steam, this is a must-have app that allows you check in and chat with your Steam buddies, browse community groups and user profiles, view screenshots and user-generated content, view special deals and promotions, keep abreast... Read more...
Bobsled may be a curious name for a new application, but the implications here are huge. T-Mobile USA, while still their own company, is launching yet another nifty tool that separates them from the pack. For now, this is a PC-only app that allows any Facebook user to call another one for free. It's a one-touch calling process, and it's really a fancy VoIP application. Calls are placed through Facebook Chat, with calls initiated by simply clicking on someone's username. It works with PC/Mac, and in the future, there's the potential to port this over to mobile. Bobsled is starting out a Facebook... Read more...
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world (more than 1,850 people die of skin cancer each year). A new iPhone application from SunSmart is hoping to help reduce this figure by showing people when it's time to cover up and avoid the sun's ultraviolet rays. The free app provides a daily weather forecast complete with the maximum UV levels and an alert function that uses the GPS sensor in your phone to adjust to your location. By offering an automated UV warning and up-to-the-minute UV level information, the app can let you know when it's time to seek protection from the sun's... Read more...
We know the whole "There's An App For That!" campaign is getting stale, but you know what? It's pretty accurate. For almost any scenario you can dream up, the App Store has an app for what you need to accomplish. It may not be free or full-featured, but you can get almost any kind of web-based action you need from Apple's software market. You know what else you can soon do via iPhone or iPod touch? Book a car rental, and we're not talking about by reserving a vehicle via Mobile Safari. Major car company Hertz is planning an overhaul of its image in the near future, and one of the major things it... Read more...
The New York Times announced an application for BlackBerry smartphones that will allow readers to view current news and information directly from their handhelds. The app formats content for optimal viewing and navigation on BlackBerry smartphone screens. It also offers automatic synchronization via Wi-Fi or a cellular network and the ability to store articles for offline reading. Initially, the NYTimes BlackBerry application is available for the following BlackBerry smartphone models: the BlackBerry Tour, the BlackBerry Storm, the Blackberry Bold, and the 8900-Curve 2. Readers with other models... Read more...
Protection One is now offering an iPhone application that lets you access your home's security panels and receive real-time security updates from an iPhone or iPod Touch. The new eSecure application allows users to confirm that their security system is armed while away from home. Should you need to send a contractor or someone else into the home unexpectedly, you can turn off the alarm remotely from the application. When your system is armed, the eSecure system will send text or email messages if motion is detected, a particular door is opened, in the event of a flood, if high carbon-monoxide levels... Read more...
A new shipping application from UPS lets you track and ship packages, locate a UPS store using GPS, and more from your iPhone or iPod Touch. The free shipping app joins other UPS-enabled solutions for Apple users. In fact, NRG Software, a UPS Ready strategic provider, recently added NRGship Mac to its shipping software lineup. “Apple users are an innovative group of customers who appreciate the capabilities that make the most of their devices. These new solutions help them take full advantage of the world’s largest package delivery company,” said Jordan Colletta, vice president of customer technology... Read more...
If you ask any tech enthusiast what "the best smartphone is," you're apt to hear a lot of varying opinions. In fact, we highly doubt you'll get any group of five or more to agree. There's plenty of choices on the market, and every phone and OS seems to strike people differently. Some folks hate the way a BlackBerry operates, while others swear by its push e-mail systems and instant massaging. But one thing's for sure: you're bound to hear someone swear that the iPhone is far and away the best, and without a doubt it's the Apple App Store that has the biggest influence on that argument being true.Take... Read more...
If there's ever been an iPhone app that runs a good chance of being blocked at the point of entry, it's this. Real has just submitted its Rhapsody app to the App Store for approval, and if it passes, it'll bring an all new source of music to iPhone users everywhere. In fact, it'll be the "fully on-demand subscription music library app on the iPhone," but of course, one could easily argue that this functionality is already available through the iTunes app. Particularly if you're getting your checks from Apple. If all goes well, users will get full access to Rhapsody's eight million songs, all of... Read more...
iPhone and iPod Touch users will soon be able to download Pilot My-Cast by Garmin, a cell phone application that provides aviation weather data, flight planning, and flight filing services to U.S. and Canadian based subscribers. Pilot My-Cast is unique in that it receives aviation data directly from the National Weather Service, Environment Canada, and the Federal Aviation Administration. Because the data comes from these prominent sources, pilots can be confident the data is up-to-date and accurate. The main feature of Pilot My-Cast is its robust aviation weather offerings which include NEXRAD... Read more...
Can you say "unprecedented growth?" We had to pick our jaws up off of the floor just 1.5 months ago when Apple announced that it had surpassed one billion downloads in its heralded (and oft copied) App Store, and now--just days after this very store celebrated its first birthday--the California-based company is dusting off the party hats once more. Merely hours after the App Store turned 1, Apple announced that a whopping 1.5 billion App Store downloads had taken place. Let's do a little math here. It took around 11 months to notch 1 billion, and just 1.5 months to snag the next half billion. At... Read more...
Although an application store on a mobile phone isn’t exactly new, the idea of having this functionality on a BlackBerry is. At the BlackBerry Developer Conference, RIM announced a new online application storefront and a new on-device application center for BlackBerry smartphones. RIM plans to launch the application storefront in March 2009. Developers can start submitting applications and content for inclusion in the storefront starting in December. This storefront will allow developers to set their own prices for applications and retain 80% of the revenue generated from sales of their applications.... Read more...
Heavy multi-taskers know the pain that only someone who has tried to encode a movie while opening a web browser, word processor and a multi-IM program can know: the most annoying wait of the average day.Sure, some technology has promised to fix this, especially hybrid and solid-state disk drives, but both of those technologies aren't quite ready for prime time just yet.  Enter the Milpitas based Phoenix Technologies and their latest idea:“Essentially, the applications become self-contained software appliances that can be embedded into new computers by system vendors. Applications can include... Read more...
Some Easter Egg!  It's not going to make you want to quit Microsoft Flight Simulator, but there's a hidden flight simulator inside Google Earth. You can even use a joystick with it. Though it’s nowhere close in features to the competition, Marco Gallotta found a hidden flight simulator feature inside the newest version of Google Earth — it’s actually not too shabby for the first go-around. There are two airplanes to choose from, several airports and of course the satellite imagery you have come to love in the actual Google Earth application. It would be cool if they took this free product -... Read more...
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